Too Many Cooks (Short)

Source: Wikipedia

What is it?

The 2014 surreal dark comedy short film and television special Too Many Cooks.

What is it about?

This is how Wikipedia describes this short film:

Too Many Cooks is a surreal dark comedy short that originally aired as a special during Adult Swim’s “infomercials” block on October 28, 2014, at 4:00 am Eastern Time.[2][3]

It was created, written, and directed by Casper Kelly, and produced by Williams Street.

After its original airing, the piece became a viral video online and was repeated each night at midnight Eastern Time during the week of November 11, 2014.

The line “too many cooks” was repeated 126 times.

This is how the IMDb describes this short film:

A series of montages that parodies the introductory title sequences of generic 70s, 80s and 90s TV shows of various genres slowly turns into an absurdist meta slasher and then the parody becomes even weirder.

Final Thoughts

This short film was strange, disturbing, and was filmed creatively.

The end,

-John Jr

Helping People Go Viral

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is that it started during the day and my former male classmate DH needed my help with something so I went to or I was already in a fictional house or building to help him.

My former classmate DH had a computer and a USB flash drive that he seemed to need help with, and so I remember installing Zemana AntiMalware Free and having him scan the USB flash drive and / or computer with it and it found some malware on the flash drive so I told him to scan all of this devices and partitions with Zemana AntiMalware Free and remove the malware first before continuing.

I also told him that he should start scanning files for malware with Zemana AntiMalware Free and / or another antimalware product (like Malwarebytes Free, Windows Defender, Emsisoft Anti-Malware, HitmanPro, et cetera) before using them and scanning devices for malware before copying files from them.

He said okay but he said it like he did not really care and like he would only do it this time and that he was only worried about something involving the flash drive and the computer, and I remember being a little disappointed in him for having malware on a flash drive because he was not even bothering to scan it for malware even though he knows better than that and has at least two or three antimalware products installed.

He seemed to be trying to access something on the computer like he was maybe trying to copy data from it to the flash drive and / or maybe the other way around, I noticed that the computer was running very slow, and then I realized that he must have gotten his almost dead hard drive to finally boot up and that this was probably it and so he was probably trying to save as much data from it as he could before it dies.

I asked him about this and he said that I was correct, he could handle things from here so I reminded him about what I said and I wished him luck, and I said goodbye and I left.

At some point after leaving I noticed people gathered outside in maybe a field or park or somewhere, and so I walked over to see what was going on.

I saw a woman with medium-to-dark color skin giving an emotional speech about various issues (like racism, ethnocentrism, poverty, et cetera), and I started video recording her speech with my mobile phone I assume.

I liked a lot of the things that she said and I felt that this video could go viral, and so I talked with her about this after she finished her speech and I invited her to join me in trying to make the video go viral and bring publicity to those issues et cetera.

The woman accepted my offer and the next thing that I remember is my aunt DE and my uncle EE taking us to a shopping center-like place to a business where you can buy things to help you go viral, I remember spending over $200 on things to help with this, but I can not remember what those things were other than one of the things being fragrances (maybe essential oils) that I assume we were going to add to some cards / letters / envelopes that I assume that we were going to send to various people (media, celebrities, politicians, et cetera) to help promote the video et cetera and I assume that the scents were to help trigger certain emotions and to help them remember it et cetera.

There was a time jump to the future and our plan worked and the video went viral and we were making a lot of money, and the woman and those issues gained a lot of publicity so she was making money and spreading her message and being invited for interviews et cetera.

I started to use some of the money that I made and was still making (the woman still had me helping her with staying viral and gaining publicity et cetera) to help other people like family members, like my aunt DE and my uncle EE, and so I would do various things for family members like buy my aunt DE and my uncle EE tickets to Dallas Cowboys American football games because they are fans of that team and sending them rides to take them there et cetera.

What I did for people with my money varied depending on the person or family member, and maybe some people started wanting me to help them become viral and to gain publicity so maybe it became a side business of mine.

Late one afternoon I was standing outside about to get into a new automobile that I had bought at some point to replace my almost 20-year-old automobile in a slightly fictional version of the city of D near maybe N Street, I was about to call my aunt DE and my uncle EE to see if they wanted tickets to the Dallas Cowboys game and a ride there and back (I would pay someone to drive them), but then I decided to call my uncle CE first to see if he wanted to go too.

My uncle CE answered the phone and I briefly talked with him and I asked him and he said that he wanted to go, and so I told him that their tickets were already paid for and that I would send someone to pick them up and take them back and he thanked me and I told him to have fun and then I said goodbye so that I could call my aunt DE and my uncle EE next.

I was glad that I remembered my uncle CE and that I was making enough money now to help family members and others, I stopped to appreciate how fortunate I was now, and I remember smiling and thinking about things but I woke up.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream is that I probably helped either another person go viral and gain publicity and / or I was still helping the woman from the first dream, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 3

All that I can remember of this dream is that I helped a man go viral and gain publicity, but then I started suspecting that the man and his wife or girlfriend were betraying me so I was going to confront them about it.

It seemed that they were in the process of trying to escape after betraying me, hoping to leave with all the money or whatever before I find out, but it seemed that during their escape attempt they got attacked by some mafia-like men who probably were working for a loan shark and / or mafia.

Maybe they owed them some money and wanted to avoid paying them, but I have no idea.

I think that I possibly called the man and maybe I heard and somehow saw them (in my mind) getting attacked, and the phone call ended so I was not sure if they were killed or not.

But I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

The Summer Olympic Games

All that I can remember of this dream from last night is that it took place in another country, and athletes from around the world were arriving for the Summer Olympic Games I assume.

I arrived in this country for some unknown reason(s), and at some point during the dream I was inside a large cinema/store that was possibly inside a shopping mall-like building.

A film was about to be shown so many people were sitting down, some were getting food and drinks, and some were shopping in the store parts like I was.

There was an argument and fight that started as I waited in line at the cash register, an old woman who was the mother of Mrs. R who lives on the street behind my parent’s house was acting mentally unstable like she had a mental disorder and her daughter Mrs. R was with her, and she was yelling at and arguing with people in line.

This argument/fight between her and other people in line was a loud annoyance so I tried to calm the situation, but then her daughter Mrs. R started acting mentally unstable and she started trying to fight me and argue with me.

Eventually I managed to calm both of them down and stop the arguments/fights, they both seemed to clearly be suffering from one or more mental disorders, and at some point I left the store to another part inside and/or outside the building.

There was a news report about a viral video that someone had filmed in this area, a male athlete with white skin with short brown hair from The United States had been filmed exercising inside a store in this area without a shirt on showing his toned muscular upper body, and this video went viral and attracted the attention of many women.

The journalists were now outside and inside the store interviewing people, including the athlete himself, and I remember the athlete explaining how he went inside the store shortly after arriving in the country and he was lost and he needed somewhere to exercise so he asked the employees at the store if he could exercise in their store and they said yes so he stared exercising near the windows not far from the cash registers and eventually he took off his shirt while he exercised.

They also interviewed a male fashion designer with white skin who had designed the uniforms for The United State’s Olympic teams, and he explained that part of his inspiration on the new uniforms was from the Universal Soldier concept.

I was not sure if he meant the Universal Soldier films or a Universal Soldier-like program by The United States military, but I woke up as the interviews continued.

The end,

-John Jr

Sonny & Cher?

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Dream 1

I barely remember part of the end of this dream from last night that took place during the day outside mostly in a courtyard and parking lot-like area between several businesses and maybe a hospital.

One part of the dream possibly involved my male cousin ME and I talking and maybe going to several stores, and another part of the dream involved my former male classmate JH and I talking and going to several businesses.

One of the businesses was a grocery store, one was a small general store that mostly sold food, one was a food stand-like restaurant, and there was possibly one or two others.

I remember my former classmate JH wanting to do something that I was not sure if it was legal or not, I can not remember what but I remember him saying that it was okay, and it involved going inside one of the businesses.

There was more to this dream, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream is being inside a windowless dimly lit house or apartment-like building in a room, I know that my parent’s were there, and I remember finding a photograph in a picture frame of my dad sitting in a dimly lit room on a couch next to a woman and man who were looking down so you could not see their faces.

The photograph seemed to be from the 1970s and for some reason I assumed that the woman and man were Sonny & Cher, I assumed that they were at a party or something at the house of someone my dad knew, but I was not sure so I went to ask my parent’s if that was Sonny & Cher and if my dad knew them.

I probably found my mom but I did not find my dad so I continued looking for him to ask him, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 3

All that I can remember of this dream is that it involved me watching a viral video that a family recorded, the video took place in a dimly lit windowless apartment or hotel or house-like room, and a family (husband, wife, kids, aunts, uncles, cousins, et cetera) with white skin were standing together doing a group hug and maybe talking or chanting and maybe crying.

After this they laughed and separated leaving a baby boy and maybe two other kids alone in the room with no one watching the baby, magically I was standing in the room, and the baby was crawling around wearing only a diaper.

I did not want to leave the baby there alone so I tried to wait for an adult to return, but this was a problem because they did not know me and I was not supposed to be there; and I had no idea how I magically appeared in the place where the viral video was recorded.

It was like I was teleported into this memory of the event, so this was an awkward situation, but I did not want the baby to hurt itself so I stood there waiting for an adult; but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr